* U.S. Peace Caravan Sets Off to Iraq As the U.S. threatens military strikes against Iraq, Voices in the Wilderness announced that its 11th delegation (joint U.S./U.K.) will depart today for Baghdad with over $110,000 worth of medicine and medical supplies for children’s hospitals. * Media Lacking Various Perspectives On Iraq For months, Clinton has been excoriated for weakness in responding to Saddam Hussein’s refusal to allow weapons inspectors into certain sites in Iraq. Now the drumbeat... Topic: Iraq, Saddam Hussein, Israel
FTR #295 1. Presenting more information about the outbreaks of foot-and-mouth and mad-cow diseases, this program begins with discussion of contingency plans to handle foot-and-mouth should the disease break out in the United States. These plans entail the coordinated efforts of a number of governmental agencies and could be viewed as a step that, in certain respects, would move the country closer to a form of limited martial law. "The first comprehensive exercise about how the nation would... Topics: Bio Weapons, Iraq, Saddam Hussein
FTR #52 As the investigation into the West's clandestine arming of Saddam Hussein proceeded, indications began to emerge that a cover-up had taken place. This segment discusses a number of aspects of the "Iraqgate" scandal, including the murder of one of the arms dealers involved in the U.S. arming of Saddam. The killing took place in Latin America, just as American investigators were looking in the direction of some of the operations that surrounded his (the dealer's) efforts on... Topics: Cover-Up, Iraq, Iraqgate, Saddam Hussein
International Debate Over Iraq Continues(4:08) Three months into the congressional debate on Iraq,centrist Democrats now show signs they'd like to slow the President's drive toward a wider war. But in Senate testimony today, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger urged support for a congressional resolution in support of US action. Another former Secretary of State, Madeline Albright said the White House and congress should deal with Saddam Hussein through the UN. Josh Chaffin reports from... Topics: bush, democratic party, environment, iraq, saddam hussein
FSRN EXCLUSIVE: Turkey to Invade Iraq The United States is preparing a rapid increase in its military strength in the Middle East, almost doubling the number of troops near Iraq. Defense officials in Washington are quoted as saying there are plans to move another 50,000 troops next month to join the 60,000 based in the Gulf and Turkey. Meanwhile, Free Speech Radio News has learned the Turkish Army has planned to invade and occupy a large part of Northern Iraq as part of a possible US War to... Topics: iraq, military, saddam hussein, scotus, turkey, washington
Iraqi Referendum on Saddam Iraqi lined up to vote this morning in a referendum for which sitting President Saddam Hussein is the sole candidate for another seven year term. Nearly 12 million Iraqis are eligible to vote in today?s referendum and Iraqi officials say they expect 100% approval. The last referendum in 1995 resulted in 99.96% of the population voting yes. While the U.S. has indicated that it has plans to install an American military government in Iraq once Hussein is toppled, the... Topics: argentina, brazil, elections, iraq, military, saddam hussein
FTR #31 For all the discussion that took place before, during and after the Persian Gulf War, comparatively little attention has been paid to the well-documented fact that Western nations, including and especially the United States, had much to do with arming Sadam Hussein. These segments focus on the role of Kamel Hussein, Sadam's son-in-law, in the acquisition of Iraq's arsenal. Kamel later defected to the West in late 1995âonly to return to Iraq and be executed as a traitor some months... Topics: Cover-Up, Iran, Iraq, Iraqgate, Saddam Hussein
This is a music score. Composer and author of the text — Avak Avakyan. Chorale of memory of Saddam Hussein, Barzan Ibrahim and Awad Hamed — martyrs of american aggression, terror and lawlessness.The audio (mp3) You can see here (click) . Topics: Avak Avakyan - Chorale of Memory of Saddam Hussein, Barzan Ibrahim, Awad Hamed, Avak Avakyan,...
Nader: We Need to Refocus The House Internal Relations Committee voted late last night to approve a resolution authorizing President Bush to use the military "as he determines necessary and appropriate." The Senate and the the Upper house voted 95-1 to open preliminary debate on the issue. The votes came as Colin Powell consulted with Russia and other countries about the economic and political ramifications of ousting Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Meanwhile this afternoon on Wall... Topics: brazil, bush, california, elections, iraq, military, rights, russia, saddam hussein
War Coverage ? The Latest News As US troops are quickly advancing on Baghdad, the past 24 hours has seen the bloodiest fighting of the five-day US-led war against Iraq. Deepa Fernandes reports. Turkish Border Delays A US special envoy has failed to reach an agreement with Turkey today over whether Turkish troops should go into Northern Iraq. The US opposes any Turkish intervention, as Washington says their presence in Northern Iraq could lead to friendly fire incidents with U.S. forces and... Topics: bush, india, iraq, kurds, protest, rights, saddam hussein, turkey, washington
The Trial of Saddam Hussein " Report from a Palestine Center briefing by Daoud Khairallah After the United States failed to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and could not establish a link between al-Qaeda and Saddam, it is now arguing that its primary objective for the invasion and occupation of Iraq was to bring ''democracy'' to Iraq. However, argued Daoud Khairallah, former general counsel for the World Bank summary: http://www.thejerusalemfund.org/images/fortherecord.php?ID=22 Topics: Palestine Center, Daoud Khairallah, Saddam Hussein, audio, mp3, free
30-minute radio program for May 19, 2015. Second of 2 parts. Another in our series of classic talks by Progressive political scientist MICHAEL PARENTI. This one--one of his best--dates from 1997. Parenti demolishes the myth of "the liberal media." With wit, humor, facts, and examples, he shows the US news media to be little more than the propaganda arm of the the most powerful corporations. This week, in Part 2, Parenti focuses on examples of U.S. imperialism and predatory corporate... Topics: Michael Parenti, media, news, journalism, imperialism, Noriega, Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein
A parody of events leading up to the 2003 Iraq War. Famous faces such as Saddam Hussein and George Bush are drawn onto bananas and satirized. Topics: bananas, politics, independent, movies, iraq, george bush, saddam hussein
John Stockwell: The New World Order And The Gulf WarRecorded in Boulder, CO on January 23, 1991.John Stockwell is the highest-ranking CIA officer to go public. During his 13-year tenure at the Agency, he was involved in operations in the Congo and Vietnam. As Director of the Angola Task Force, he ran the secret war in that country. He is the author of In Search of Enemies and The Praetorian Guard. Topics: John Stockwell, CIA, Gulf War, George HW Bush, Saddam Hussein
Gameplay footage of the 2003 game, Quest for Saddam, released by Petrilla Entertainment. Note: I, the uploader of this clip, in no way endorse the implied claims or messages in this game. I provide it here for research purposes. Topics: video game, video, gameplay, saddam hussein, quest for saddam
The dramatic symbolism of Saddam Hussein’s capture and the fall of the Iraqi regime should not distract us from an in-depth analysis of the potential political consequences these two events could have on Iraq and the people of the region. The question that should be addressed, according to Clovis Maksoud, director of the Center for the Global South, is will those who violated the United Nations Charter by invading Iraq and subsequently occupied the country be held accountable? Yet although... Topics: Palestine Center, Clovis Maksoud, Iraq, Saddam Hussein, audio, mp3
To download just the documentary, without the intro, click here. Collatoral Voices: A Report from the Frontlines of Iraq Ever since the September 11th attacks on the World TradeCenter And Pentagon, The Bush Administration has publicly threatened to attack Iraq.Bush has labelled the country as part of an axis of evil and has vowed to bring down Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.And some analysts say that this week could be a breaking point. Talks are now underway in Vienna, between the United Nations... Topics: 9-11, UN, bush, iraq, pentagon, saddam hussein, washington
US Spies Infiltrate UN Inspection Team? As UN weapons inspectors went back to into Iraq this week for the first time in five years, Chief Inspector Hans Blix says the White House is already being quote "unhelpful". US officials have questioned Mr. Blix's ability to do the job of disarming Saddam Hussein. Critics of US foreign policy see the White House trying to undermine the inspections effort. The last time inspectors were in Iraq, the mission was infiltrated by US spies,... Topics: immigration, india, iraq, pentagon, saddam hussein, visas, wtc
Features Senate Judiciary Committee Considers Guantanamo Bay Prisoner Rights (4:10) A military lawyer appointed to represent a Guantanamo Bay detainee testified in Congress today that his client was forced to plead guilty to an unspecified war crime in order to see a lawyer. The testimony came as the Senate Judiciary Committee held an open hearing on whether detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay are being afforded their rights to due process. Washington editor Mitch Jeserich was there and... Topics: attorney general, birthday, detainees, environment, military, saddam hussein, washington
Former Klansman Guilt in Church Bombing A mostly white jury found 71 year old Robert Frank Cherry guilty of murdering four black girls in connection with the bombing the Six Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama over 30 years ago. The Church was a gathering spot for blacks protesting segregation in Birmingham in the early 1960s.It was bombed on Sept. 15, 1963, just five days after the city's public schools were integrated.Jack Hickey was in the courtroom. Fast Track Poised for Senate OK... Topics: bush, elections, environment, iraq, rights, saddam hussein, scotus, washington
LineupI. INTRODUCTIONII. SADDAM: THE COST OF CONTAINMENT*Christopher Dickey, NEWSWEEK Cairo Bureau Chief.*Douglas Waller, NEWSWEEK Washington Correspondent.*Leonard Spector, senior associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.III. THE WHITE HOUSE: SEVEN DAYS IN JUNE*Eleanor Clift, NEWSWEEK White House Correspondent.IV. PERISCOPEV. A TRADE SUMMIT PREVIEW*Marc Levinson, NEWSWEEK Senior Writer.*Professor Katherine Newman, professor of anthropology, Columbia University; author of Declining... Topics: Newsweek on Air, SCOTUS, International Trade, White House, Saddam Hussein Source: TDK D120 IEC I/TYPE I Normal Position – Dynamic Cassette Low Noise High Output Normal Bias 120ųs EQ
Hussein Frees Iraq's Prisoners Iraq remains stunned today, less than 24 hours after Saddam Hussein announced that he was emptying all of the country's prisons, releasing even political prisoners, army deserters and those convicted of crimes against the state. The Iraqi government said the move was a gesture of gratitude from the president, after he claimed a 100% 'yes' vote in last week's national referendum. Celebrations continued through the night in the streets of cities across Iraq. FSRN... Topics: elections, india, iraq, mexico, military, riots, saddam hussein, suicide
Iraq Hearings, Day Two(3:55) In the second day of Capitol Hill hearings on Iraq, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee heard testimony on what the US role would be "the day after" a US attack on Saddam Hussein's regime.But critics of the process say Congress isn't asking the fundamental question, "why attack Iraq in the first place?"Joshua Chaffin reports from the Capitol What Happened at Jenin?(1:24) After being denied access to the site of the Jenin refugee camp by the... Topics: UN, california, elections, iraq, israel, military, palestine, riots, saddam hussein
Bush's Feb 26th Speech(4:02) Last night, in a televised address to an Annual dinner of the American Enterprise Institute President Bush again warned that the UN Security Council needed to assert its authority over Saddam Hussein.He laid out his administration's plans for nation building in what he claims will be a democratic post-Saddam Iraq, while in his first significant remarks in 8 months on the Israeli Palestinian conflict, Bush said that ousting the Iraqi president would bring peace to... Topics: EU, bush, california, iraq, islam, israel, palestine, saddam hussein, turkey
Israeli Tanks Continue Invasion, Israeli Troops Fire on Journalists Israeli tanks entered new Palestinian territory, this morning tanks rolled into Tubas, a town of 20,000 in the West Bank where a 14-year-old Palestinian girl was killed by Israeli tank fire as she watched the scene from her balcony. In Nablus, smoke from burning cars and shops rose from the downtown area and frightened residents huddled in the innermost rooms of their apartments. At least 20 Palestinians were killed today in... Topics: 9-11, bush, iraq, israel, military, palestine, rights, saddam hussein
US MARINES ON AFGHAN SOIL (2:30) More than 500 U.S. Marines have taken an airstrip in southern Afghanistan.. It was the first major seizure of Afghan territory by American ground forces in the war against the Taliban. Jeremy Scahill has more. WAR IN AFGHANISTAN, UN TALKS IN GERMANY (4:08) A United Nations brokered conference on the future of Afghanistan starts in Bonn, Germany tommorrow. But as Tony Cross reports from Kabul not everyone will be at the table. FLORIDA PROFESSOR IN JAIL (1:22) On... Topics: EU, UN, afghanistan, iraq, islam, military, privacy, riots, saddam hussein
Composer, author of the text, singer and creator of the SF2 instruments — Avak Avakyan. Chorale of memory of Saddam Hussein, Barzan Ibrahim and Awad Hamed — martyrs of american aggression, terror and lawlessness. The music score (pdf) You can see here (click) . Topics: Avak Avakyan - Chorale of Memory of Saddam Hussein, Avak Avakyan, Saddam Hussein, Barzan Ibrahim,...
British MP Says Britian Won't Join an Attack on Iraq(4:18) A top US military chief today said that resuming weapons inspections in Iraq would be ineffective because its most feared arsenal could easily be hidden. Iraq, which has refused to deal with U.N. inspectors since they left nearly four years ago, last week invited the chief inspector to Baghdad for talks on weapons issues. This as Dick Armey, a Texas Republican who is the majority leader of the House of Representatives, said yesterday... Topics: UN, bush, death penalty, iraq, military, rights, saddam hussein
<a href="http://www.archive.org/details/fsrn_iraq_images_20040531">See Photos from the Documentary</a> Iraq: One Year of Occupation and Resistance A year ago -- on May 1, 2003, President George W. Bush co-piloted a fighter jet onto the air-craft carrier, the USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of Southern California. There, behind a giant banner reading "Mission Accomplished" declared a victory for the forces of liberty and peace in the world. He... Topics: 9-11, bush, california, iraq, saddam hussein, torture
US and UK Reject UN-Iraq Compromise The United States and Britain have rejected the latest compromise between Iraq and the United Nations on sending weapons inspectors into Iraq - Iraq refuses to comply with U.S. demands for weapons inspectors to enter President Saddam Hussein's palaces. On Capitol Hill, some lawmakers want more debate on the issue. Today the House leadership agreed on a resolution authorizing force, however, the Senate remains divided.Josh Chaffin reports from Capitol Hill.... Topics: UN, bush, iraq, military, privitization, saddam hussein, south africa, unions
Fictionalized account of events taking place on the eve of the 1st Gulf War against Saddam Hussein's Iraq. A spy story. A wealth of factual background. Topics: Iraq, War, Saddam Hussein, George WH Bush, CIA
Bush Signs Authorization Bill President Bush signed the "Authorization for the use of Military Force Against Iraq" today, the culmination of what some critics found to be a less than great debate in the United States Congress on the use of force. Although the United States has shown some willingness to proceed with the United Nations, many observers now see war as imminent. Gareth Schweitzer reports from Washington. Emergency UN Debate on Iraq Seeking a voice in what has so far been a... Topics: UN, bush, elections, iraq, military, saddam hussein, washington
Demonstrations in Baghdad (1:16) Members of Iraq's security forces held large demonstrations today in Baghdad, this comes as Iraq has begunincreasing the military and police presence on the streets of the capital city.From Baghdad,Jeremy Scahill reports. Islamic Conference Divided (2:47) The gathering of the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference was the third high-level gathering in the Middle East this week aimed at trying to prevent a war and the second to be marred by bitter,... Topics: al-qaeda, death penalty, elections, india, iraq, islam, military, palestine, rebellion, saddam...
Shuttle Columbia Accident(2:29) As NASA this morning warned that the debrief field from the Shuttle Columbia accident is larger than they originally thought, the nation mourned the 7 crew members, including an Israeli man, and an Indian and African-American Woman, who all died. Yet as Dr Michio Kaku, Professor of Theoretical Physics at the City University of NY told KPFA's Chris Welch the accident could have been even more of a disaster. Jordanians Protest Iraq War(3:37) U.S. Army spokesman... Topics: EU, NSA, india, iraq, israel, military, nuclear power, palestine, privacy, rights, saddam hussein,...
Allies Refuse to Count Civilian Dead in Iraq Public health experts in six countries castigated the British and U.S. governments for failing to investigate civilian deaths during the invasion and occupation of Iraq. From London Naomi Fowler has more. Guatemalan Congress Passes CAFTA The Guatemalan Congress has ignored three days of protests and overwhelmingly approved the so-called free trade treaty with the United States and other Latin American countries. Tim Russo reports from Guatemala City.... Topics: afghanistan, bush, elections, environment, iraq, kurds, mexico, military, oil, rumsfeld, saddam...
Corporate Crimes Trials: TYCO trial begins. -- Ama Buadi White House OMB says Environmental regulations save money. -- Recardo Gibson Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors meeting convenes -- Binu Alex Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride CIA Spy Leaked by White House? The CIA has requested that the Department of Justice investigate allegations that White House Officials leaked the identity of a CIA undercover agent to six journalists. Exposing a CIA operative is punishable by up to ten years in jail.... Topics: brazil, bush, california, environment, iraq, israel, military, nigeria, palestine, rights, saddam...
19 Palestinians are now dead in what some are calling the worst Israeli invasion into the occupied territories since 1967. Dozens of Israeli tanks and hundreds of troops are moving through the refugee camp in Rafah. An Israeli military officer says ?Operation Rainbow? is to seek out and destroy tunnels that run from Egypt into Gaza, used in part to transport weapons. The army sealed off Rafah and the streets were deserted today. Reportedly, gunfire could be heard non-stop throughout the camp.... Topics: bush, california, drug companies, india, iraq, israel, military, nicaragua, palestine, protest,...
CA Recall In Progress Long lines greeted poll workers at key locations in California as other election officials braced to count millions of absentee ballots in the hyped recall election. Max Pringle reports from KPFA in Berkeley. Chicago Garbage Collectors on Strike Chicago?s garbage is piling up as more than 3,000 private trash collectors continue their strike. Tom Robb with WZRD reports from Chicago. Turkey Approves Troops to Iraq The Turkish parliament approved a resolution to send troops... Topics: bush, california, detainees, elections, iran, iraq, israel, kurds, military, palestine, saddam...